Our Francis who art in Rome
The motto of Saint Michael the
Archangel is rhetorical: “Quis ut Deus? Who is like God?”
That is to say no one who is of a sound mind would dare to say “Me! I
am like God ... indeed, even greater than God!”
Such a state of affairs appears to have come to this with
Francis: “Maius ego sum Deus: I am greater than God!
God legislates. But I, Frances, amend, abrogate, invalidate, or abolish
what God legislates — as I see fit.”
Is it madness? Perhaps; or something darker in the making that
has become a problem, the magnitude of which the Church and Her popes have not
encountered in 2000 years.
his tampering with Sacred Scripture itself —
today, yet again.
Now Francis has called for a revision
of the Lord’s Prayer in the way of amending the sixth
“and lead us
not into temptation”.
Christ Himself taught us to pray this way apparently means
nothing to Francis. He has a better idea, a better
way to end the Our Father than Christ gave us when
therefore shall you pray: Our Father ...”
(Saint Matthew 6.9)
Christ as a Secondary Source
in the papacy of Francis, Christ is now a secondary source.
Do you doubt it? Consider
“Every one that
putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,
committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her
that is put away from her husband, committeth
(Saint Matthew 16.18)
“in certain circumstances, a person
who is divorced and remarried and is living
in an active sexual partnership might
not be responsible or culpable for the mortal
sin of adultery particularly when a person
judges that he would fall into a subsequent
fault by damaging the children of the new union.”
finally declared this to be his “authentic
magisterium” through his scandalous and deeply
divisive Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Latetia.
That is to say, adultery — in certain
circumstances — is now permissible in the Catholic Church
— no matter what Christ taught!
Francis has determined it to be so.
than his Lord?”
Did not Christ say
servant is not greater than his Lord; neither is the apostle
greater than He that sent him.”?
(Saint John 13.16) How then can any man abolish the teaching
of Christ? Is the servant greater than his Lord? Will man
strike out what God Himself engraved in stone on Mount Sinai
and what proceeded from the mouth of His Only Begotten Son?
Who, we ask, would possibly have the temerity, the audacity,
to do this? In the 2000 year history of Holy Mother Church,
only one pope — Francis — and under the specious presumption
of permitting sin — that is to say, an evil — to achieve
a counterfeit good.
not the Church teach, has She not always taught, that”
“One may never do evil
that good may come of it”? (Romans 3.8) —
how then are we to reconcile what Christ and Saint Paul
taught ... with the rhapsodic teachings of Francis —
that contradict them? Saint
and the apostles answering, said [to the authorities who
threatened them]: We ought to obey God, rather than men.”
The Nine Commandments ... for
If Francis is right about
adultery, then God is wrong and we must strike
out the 7th Commandment against adultery. We are now
left with Nine Commandments ... until Francis attenuates
the next ... and again demands that we accept,
with religious submission of mind and will, his
authority against God's.
concerns homosexuality, adultery and “re-marriage”, the
Holy Eucharist and its worthy reception, and now the 2000
year old Lord’s Prayer, Francis has a new solution
to a problem that does not exist — a redaction which
is not consonant with either Sacred Scripture or Sacred
Tradition — and now ... even with the words Christ
uttered Himself. Will he revise all of Sacred Scripture
to “correctly” accord with the corrupt and “progressive”
Modernist agenda that he unabashedly pursues? Who — we
ask — can correct God Himself? Indeed,
“Shall he that
contends with the Almighty instruct Him?”
(Job 40.2) It is, quite suddenly, a real question
... and one that frighteningly verges on diabolical pride.
the Our Father —
the Pater Noster — in Latin:
ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a
instead of proliferating “Our Francis who art in
Rome” into the nearly 7000 living languages of Babel
where the Novus Ordo Mass is celebrated before
an ever diminishing congregation.
And do not commit adultery — no
matter what Francis or any other disaffected Catholic
ecclesiastic tells you. It is nothing less than
sophistry. It may be okay with him,
but it is against the Seventh Commandment
given by God Himself. Let us say, rather, with Saint
ought to obey God, rather than men.”
Let us be perfectly clear
on this — not we ourselves — but
the Catechism of the Catholic Church
teaches the following:
of giving an authentic interpretation
of the Word of God, whether
in its written form or in
the form of Tradition, has
been entrusted to the living
teaching office of the Church
Its authority in this matter
is exercised in the name
of Jesus Christ. This
means that the task of interpretation
has been entrusted to the
bishops in communion with
the successor of Peter,
the Bishop of Rome.
this Magisterium is not
superior to the Word of
God, but is its servant.
It teaches only what has
been handed on to it.
the divine command and with
the help of the Holy Spirit,
it listens to this devotedly,
guards it with dedication
and expounds it faithfully.
All that it proposes for
belief as being divinely
revealed is drawn from this
single deposit of faith.”
It is unimaginable that we find ourselves uttering this
... of the man called the Pope of the Catholic Church.
In giving Saint Peter the keys to loose
and to bind (Saint Matthew 16.19), Christ did not give him
— or his successors — the authority to abolish
what He Himself taught.
Indeed, Christ was insistent:
“Going therefore, teach ye all
nations ... to observe all things whatsoever I
have commanded you ” (Saint Matthew 28.19-20).
What are we to make of all this ... for it is extremely
portentous of the future of the Church and its
faithfulness to Christ? If adultery “under certain
circumstances” is now permissible — while remaining
against the express will and commandment of Almighty God
— what Commandment will be abolished next? Will
fornication and every sexual activity — indeed will
violating the rest of the Divine Commandments
become licit “under certain circumstances” also? This is
a travesty. Man cannot abolish the Laws of God. — It is
not a Pharisaical “rigidity” as Francis cleverly
charges those who disagree with him — it is
faithfulness, faithfulness to God and to Holy Mother
Under Francis, Christendom will crumble
— but the sacred Church of the Ages, the Faith of our Fathers,
our holy Mother the Church lives still, and will never
be overcome. Christ promised this. The authentic Catholic
Church will be smaller and holier because it will cleave
to Her Spouse Jesus Christ in enclaves, however small, throughout
the world where the Mass is still celebrated in solemnity,
dignity, and beauty — as it was before Vatican II, and where
the true teachings of the Church still prevail over the
ways of the world — and always will.
Christ commanded us to pray for our
persecutors. Let us, then, pray for Francis.
Boston Catholic Journal
December 13, 2017
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